Sport: Capablanca Explains

After several embarrassing hours explaining the deficiencies in his passport, José R. Capablanca came ashore last week from the Leviathan. The hours had been made even more harassing by the persistence of news-writers. Since the Moscow chess tournament TIME, Dec. 7) the market for chess news has developed rapidly. In particular the persistent writers wanted to know "Why?" Why had Capablanca—born with chess strategy "engraved by dry point upon his infant brain"—been defeated by two Russian "unknowns"? He who had declared "Chess—it is too simple" —why had he been driven to...

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